Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Ready for Thanksgiving 2020 Style?

That old stand-by, Swanson's TV Dinner!

This Thanksgiving is really going to be different for our family! Instead of 25-30 of us gathering at Cousin Carolyn's home in Valencia, we are each having our own, separate dinner.  We'll be in much smaller groups this year. Carolyn and her kids will be with her ex's family in Orange County. Some of Carolyn's kids will be there. Some will remain in Oregon. Cousin Marilyn and Phil will be in Northridge. Their kids are in Northern and Southern California....Bay Area and San Diego. They will be celebrating separately. Larry, Mom and I will be at Cousin Laurie's house, along with Cousin Janet, eating in Laurie's covered patio...just the 5 of us.  We have decided to set up a Zoom call at 5pm with everyone joining in. That should be fun. Even my brother, Ken, in North Carolina will join us on Zoom!

Did you know that those ridges on the side of the canned cranberry represent slice marks for each serving?

I will miss my extended family this year! Hopefully, we'll be able to see each other in person next Thanksgiving!

Barbie has the right idea...PLASTIC FOOD! So recyclable!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veteran's Day


My Dad, George E. Bloom, was born in March of 1919. Shortly after he was born he somehow broke his little arm. His arm was in a sling and since it was just after the end of WW I, they called him the "Little Veteran." He was a real veteran after WW II. Thank you, Pop for serving and protecting our country.
Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Therefore, the day is always recognized on November 11th, regardless of the day of the week the 11th falls on.
I salute all who serve. Thank you.

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Monday, November 02, 2020

WeHo Stitch 'n Witch 2020

Prize Totes by Miss Natalie of Hollywood

Even though we met on Zoom for our annual WeHo Stitch 'n Witch party, we had a great time! Old-timers showed up that we hadn't seen in ages.  Members wore great costumes and our party was a success. Thanks to all of the participants and especially to Miss Natalie of Hollywood for the fab tote bags and prizes; ME for many prizes and publicity; MaryJo and Brenda C. for more prizes!

The Theme this year was "2020."  Here were the parameters: 2020…it’s been, to put it nicely, extra special. Therefore 2020 is the theme for this year’s costumes.  2020 has earned some well deserved laughing at, poking at, and it needs the damned devil exorcized out of it.  Do your best to best 2020.  Waist up only costumes necessary. No pants required.  Bonus points for no pants. 

Our winners for the evening with the most votes were Stephanie, the Fortune Teller for 2021; Sara for her portrayal of the smoke and fire experienced in 2020 and Suzette for her bewitching Twisted Witch Hat, backgrounds, etc.

                                                                       Fortune Teller, Stephanie
Sara's Smoke and Fire
Suzette's bewitching, hand-crocheted Twisted Witch Hat

Others wore clever costumes too! Here are a few...

Natalie was the VP with that rather large fly on her head!
Ann was the Covid Alien, along with her "Scream" Mask!
Christine played with filters to achieve a fetching mask and hat!
Members that didn't wear costumes had fun too!
Mollie the Giraffe!
Thanks to Stephanie for posting all of her FABULOUS prizes!  It surely was a night to remember!

Stephanie's Prizes

Let's hope that we can all meet again at the Original Farmers Market for WeHo Stitch 'n Witch 2021!

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